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I'll explain a little more about nuking North Korea (and Iran for that matter).
We used the "Bomb Them Back to the Stone Ages" Strategy of Senator and Reserve Air Force General Barry Goldwater and General Curtis Lemay several times in USA history, and every time we won except once - in Vietnam, when instead of boming the Viet Cong and ARVN in the South, we bombed them in the North. Here are the other cases or most of them:
1. WWII. We didn't "rebuild" or "stop to build Political Systems". We attacked. At quite a few points, including in the Pacific War, we Bombed them Back to the Stone Ages. And that was the last War that we really won (we Stalemated in Korea).
2. The early, "Overt" War in Afghanistan. We ousted the Taliban and Al Qaeda from their mountain "impenetrable caves" in eastern Afghanistan with Daisy Cutters and their successors, and we won the Overt part of that War. Then we decided to drop that Strategy and try to "rebuild" and "build their Political System," that we never did in WWII. Well, we're still in Afghanistan fighting, and we even know now that it's just part of a bigger War including Iran, Syria, at least western Pakistan near the Afghan border, Iraq, "Palestine", and at least the Terror-supporting Financiers and Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia, plus their North Korean and China and Russia supporters of weapons and material.
3. General Douglas MacArthur wanted to nuke China during the Korean War, which would have prevented not only today's Obomination-Soreassification, but would have eliminated one of the two worst Cancers in the world (China and Russia). The State Department under Dean Acheson persuaded Truman to fire him.
4. Truman in WWII (this technically should be under item 1 above, but it's somewhat unusual so I'll include it here) had the choice between sacrificing millions of USA Military lives and seriously wounded in mainland invasion of Japan against Kamikaze type defenders or nuking them. He dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and was prepared to drop them on Tokyo. Japan surrendered, ending WWII.
No, I'm not afraid to die. O's hoping we'll all be scared, so he can pass radical agenda, and take more of our freedoms away. To be honest, I'm more concerned about what he's doing to our country.
Oregon Country Girl said:No, I'm not afraid to die. O's hoping we'll all be scared, so he can pass radical agenda, and take more of our freedoms away. To be honest, I'm more concerned about what he's doing to our country.
Could all this public missile drama be a ruse, to draw attention towards themselves, and AWAY from some other scenario for which they are only, or partly, a DIVERSION? Could some of their partners in crime (Iran, Al-Qaeda, Chavez... etc) be planning a big and nasty surprise for our nation - on or around it's birthday - and part of that plan is to have all of our attention rivited on North Korea, while the REAL party is planned to occur elsewhere? It's just a worrisome thought I've had, knowing that not everything is as it seems in our world.
Granted, with a lunatic isolationist country like N. Korea, one comes to expect the absurd and irrational out of them.
But it's the UNEXPECTED threat which is usually the most dangerous one, isn't it? We are "expecting" North Korea to fire a missile in the direction of Hawaii possibly tomorrow. We're ready for them. Why would an enemy do exactly what we are ready & waiting for them to do? Remember D-Day? All the Allied misinformation (Google "Operation Fortitude") succeeded in fooling Hitler to focus his attention at the Pas de Calais rather than at the real target, Normandy.
Here's an interesting scenario, which could happen some day (hopefully not tomorrow), and which Korea's antics could be a diversion of, or a part of: a handful of merchant container ships harmlessly anchored off various U.S. cities launch short-range Scud missiles against several key U.S. targets (NYC, DC, LA, etc). Scuds are notoriously un-accurate missiles, and a single missile can't cause widespread damage - so one should not worry about them reaching any strategic targets, right? Not UNLESS - they were each equipped with nuclear warheads. All it would take would be one missile per city. And an innocent container ship could carry one or more quite well tucked away in one or more cargo containers. Bizzare scenario? Well, read Joel Rosenbergs book "Dead Heat" and that scary scenario will seem more realistic. This author is noteworthy for having written several books which seemed to be prophetic, since things he wrote about actually happened AFTER the books were published.
For instance, the first page of his first novel ("The Last Jihad") puts you inside the cockpit of a hijacked jet, coming in on a kamikaze attack into an American city, which leads to a war with Saddam Hussein over weapons of mass destruction. So what? We all know about 9/11. But that book was written BEFORE 9/11 happened - and long before the actual war with Iraq! So... I hope that Dead Heat does not turn out to be prophetic about those kind of events for our country. But the book IS a good read, and is a real thought-provoker politically - as well as spiritually!